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HS14: Womanist Genealogies: Community Building through Education and Religious Embodiment


The womanist genealogies Working Group evaluates historically grounded conceptions of womanist praxis through a focus on Black women educators who maneuvered educational institutions from the dawn of the 20th century to the 21st century.

Closed Group of Collaborators

Inactive since: 2022

  • University of Rochester
  • St. Lawrence University
  • Union College

Collaborative Goals

  • To meet to discuss the foundations of our understandings of Womanist research.

Group Organizers

Conā Marshall

Assistant Professor of American Religions, University of Rochester

Deidre Hill Butler

Associate Professor of Sociology, Union College

Mary Jane Smith

Associate Professor, History, St. Lawrence University

Group Outcomes

During our initial meetings, we were able to decide on a research strategy, as well as our general aims and approaches. It was decided that we are conducting secondary and archival research.